Lakhanpur, March 15: On 14/03/2019 at about 1 PM a Toyota Innova Car bearing Registration No. PB 11 AK-9962 was intercepted by Excise officials at Toll Post Lakhanpur during routine checking at Import counter of Toll Plaza. The vehicle was found loaded with 120 bottles of Rum of Crazy Romeo Brand labeled as meant for sale in Arunachal Pradesh only. The vehicle was being driven by Sonu Ram S/o Om Parkash R/o Badli Kallan, Tehsil & District, Pathankot Punjab accompanied by Shri Balbir Singh S/o Om Parkash R/o Kotli Mugllan, Pathankot.
The driver alongwith vehicle and seized IMFL were handed over to Inspector Excise, Range Kathua for further proceedings under the J&K Excise Act Samvat1958. The catch assumes great significance in view of ensuing Lok Sabha election in the State where anti national elements make every attempt to ruin the law and order of the State.
The whole operation was supervised by Sh. Ashish Kumar Gupta, Deputy Excise Commissioner, Toll Post, Lakhanpur and carried out by Excise and Taxation Officers Sh. Sandeep Gupta and Rafie Naik, alongwith team of Excise Inspector Kathua, Arun Kumar, Inspector Adarsh Sharma, Bilal Kripak Sub-Inspector, Raghunandan Mishra and Excise Guard, Mohinder Kumar.
M. Raju, IAS, Excise Commissioner, J&K applauded the sustained enforcement efforts of the Toll Post and enjoined the Excise officials to work with same zeal and enthusiasm in the future also.